Registered Nurse
Job Details
San Pedro Street - Los Angeles, CA
Part Time
$42.00 - $43.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

DWC seeks to bring on board a Registered Nurse who can provide our residents with the focused support they need to address chronic health challenges. The RN will work with residents to assess pain, mood, strength/balance, risk of falls, incontinence, or fatigue, among other chronic health symptoms. The RN may also assist residents with medication management (such as reviewing drug lists for contradictions or duplications), report changes to a residents health or medication to her primary care provider, or help them navigate a complicated healthcare system in order to obtain specialty care. Broadly, the RN will also coordinate a residents overall care, while also presenting strategies to help her self-manage chronic health conditions at home including, but not limited to, diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension. The RN will also help DWC better understand the most prevalent types of chronic health conditions among our target population, and what kinds of additional support can be integrated into our Permanent Supportive Housing program to ensure that our residents are stable and able to safely age in place by addressing the chronic health and mental health challenges that pose threats to their stability.

Essential Functions

  • Assess individuals for chronic health, environment, and ability challenges that may threaten their ability to safely age in place, and connect to appropriate resources
  • Participate in weekly case consultation and provide feedback on the cases reviewed
  • Coordinate health trainings and workshops to program staff
  • Provide in-unit care to older adult residents and individualized care coordination including medication management, chronic disease management, and additional support that is tailored to individual needs
  • Provide treatment via group or individual intervention with a focus on increasing social, cognitive and functional living skills to support housing retention
  • Collaborate with residents to complete assessments; identify resources and determine appropriate treatment goals
  • Collaborate with physicians to ensure continuity of care for each resident and ensure resources and services are received
  • Approach residents and peers with a trauma informed lens
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of activities, progress notes, and other services provided to each resident
  • Build up infrastructure of medical assessments and/or policies
  • Serve as an ambassador for DWC in the community Track service utilization of residents
  • Input resident data and progress notes into various tracking systems
  • Participate in community meetings/events and serve as a representative of DWC at community events
  • Provide monthly written reports to the Permanent Supportive Program Manager
  • Additional duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies (I.e. Flexibility, Communication Proficiency, Budget Management, Relationship Management)

  1. Problem Solving and critical thinking ability
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Active Listening
  4. Flexibility
  5. Client centered
  6. Team work
  7. Conflict management
  8. Professional boundaries and self-awareness
  9. Time Management and ability to prioritize tasks



Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelors or Masters degree in Nursing required
  2. Valid nursing license
  3. Willingness to work a flexible schedule and to fill in when needed
  4. Ability to explain treatments and conditions to women of all ages
  5. Working knowledge of health care laws and regulations
  6. 2+ years experience with women experiencing homelessness and knowledge of community resources preferred
  7. Excellent bedside manner and communication skills
  8. Experience working with aging population preferred

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

  1. Familiarity with supportive housing or other residential or shelter facilities in Los Angeles strongly preferred
  2. Knowledge of issues related to women's homelessness, mental illness, chronic health issues, and older adults preferred
  3. Ability to exercise and model good judgment, active listening and crisis intervention skills
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills required; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  5. Strong multi-tasking skills and proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities with data management responsibilities
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a diverse group of staff, interns and volunteers
  7. Detail-oriented, highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and set and meet goals and deadlines
  8. Familiarity with permanent supportive housing model or other residential or shelter facilities in Los Angeles preferred
  9. Ability to be flexible with hours when needed
  10. Knowledge of psychotropic medication
  11. HMIS experience and/or knowledge of data collection tools to track client progress preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Criminal background check required
  2. Current valid California state drivers license, insurance, with good driving record preferred
  3. Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English a plus

Downtown Women's Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women's Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.